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St John Paul II pictured during a visit to Paris in 1980 (CNS)

Melbourne’s John Paul II Institute is being shut down unexpectedly – the ramifications extend far beyond Australia

Pope Francis: (AP)

Francis says theologians should focus less on how people are going astray and more on helping them

Cardinal Robert Sarah was scheduled to open the academic year at John Paul II Institute (CNS)

Critics have suggested that the John Paul II Institute is being quietly changed under new leadership

Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia (CNS)

Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia has been ruled not to have been involved in a scheme to purchase, then resell at a profit a 14th-century Italian castle.

Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, president of the Pontifical Council for the Family (CNS/Alessandro Bianchi, Reuters

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Cardinal Bo, centre: 'Sadly democracy has brought in hatred, denial of rights to sections of the people' (AP)

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A volunteer holds posters of killed Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero at a church in San Salvador (Photo: CNS)

Postulator says Benedict ‘unblocked’ the Cause two years ago

Pope Francis greets the crowds at yesterday's Angelus (AP)

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Cardinal Rodríguez: 'Further violence is never the answer' (AP)

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Pope Francis prays with the Italian bishops yesterday (AP)

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